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Explore, discover and journey amongst the thousand hills and see more of Rwanda from a truly unique perspective. Soak up the peace and quiet on the water, watch the beautiful landscape passing by, see the amazing birdlife, engage with friendly...more
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| Kigufi, Gisenyi, Rwanda
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group of guides managed three groups of 20 people really well - taking us on a beautiful hike from Musanze with views over the volcano. A lovely way to spend a day in Rwanda!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nathalie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our firm engaged Kingfisher to take staff on several activities. I went on a fantastic Mountain biking trip that showed me many different sides of Rwanda. We biked up to a volcano to take in the beautiful scenery. On the way there, we passed through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mgdalberg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Through the organization that I work for (Dalberg Advisors), I had a chance to experience what Kingfisher Journeys has to offer in terms of recreational activities. One word: amazing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angelo_Igitego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the morning 3 hour Kayak trip and really enjoyed it. The kayaks were in good condition and the guide friendly, knowledgable and chilled. He took great photographs of us on the water. The conditions were perfect. Not too hot or too cold, no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarjoleinB240
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time kayaking near Musanze with our 4 kids, age 5-12 and parents 60+...all of us loved it and could keep up very well. It took about 3 hours, scenery fantastic, lots of birds and lots of spectators along the shore :) definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annamdouwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kayaking trip was well organised. Thanks to Yves my guide for the day was professional, a good guy to have a conversation with as he was conversant with most topics from the history of the lake, community, politics. Looking forward to doing a different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rodneyantony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was well organised and the communication with Steve was very professional and timely. Paddling time in a very comfortable pace was 4-5 hours. Given the rough weather conditions, a spraydeck would have been helpful. We took one break each way and were offered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ErwinM783
Steve V, Owner at Kingfisher Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and feedback, which is well noted. We do have spraydecks available, so I can only apologise that you were not offered them by the guide. However, few clients actually wish to use them. The trip to Kinunu is 20km...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

The canoe day trip is a lovely way to see some of the country side and communities along Mukungwa River in Rwanda. I wish it were longer! The company was very very responsive to my questions and last minute booking. My guide was knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Sandrine was an amazing guide and worked out a great place to meet us before canoeing in Musanze. She was very knowledgeable, and we enjoyed being accompanied by her. The canoeing was so peaceful and enjoyable. I highly recommend Kingfisher!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I did the day trip, and wished we had opted for the multi-day trip! Everything was well organized and everyone at Kingfisher was extremely responsive and attentive. The equipment is in good shape, which contributes to a good paddling experience. The views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globetrotskite
Steve V, Owner at Kingfisher Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Hi and thank you so much for your review. We're really stoked you enjoyed the day. Just to mention about the island where you stopped. We're in discussion with a Rwandan conservation organisation that we hope will see more native trees planted soon to create...More

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Betty Betty's K
22 September 2017|
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Response from Steve V | Property representative |
Hi Betty. Kingfisher Journeys runs Stand Up Paddleboards in Gisenyi. Based at Serena hotel we accept children from 4 years old. We also run a canoe trip in Musanze that is suitable for children from 7 years old.
Alice P
8 June 2017|
Response from Steve V | Property representative |
Hi Alice. Yes there is somewhere you can keep your bags. We're based at the hotel Paradis Malahide who have an office where our clients often leave their bags when they're on the water. We also provide small dry bags for... More